The Cambie Gastown is a legendary Vancouver establishment located in the trendy Gastown district. It is the city's institution for cheap drinks and lively atmosphere since 1897.
As far as Vancouver dive bars go, The Cambie is a pretty tame one in the sense of being in the presence of rowdy students as opposed to bikers, junkies and elderly alcoholics. Located below a Gastown hostel, The Cambie has been a place for interesting travelers with little to piss away to enjoy some drink and a warm meal since 1987. The tradition of cheap food and drinks is still there, while becoming much more of a mainstream establishment in recent years. Normally-priced draught pints range from $3.75 - $4.50 and jugs range from $11.25 - $13.50, not including their daily drink specials. Not to mention they have a cheap-ass food menu too, full of greasy options in the $5 - $10 price range, give or take.